OPINION: Ethnic intolerance

DIETER Moeckel's letter about gun laws (NM 6/10) ended with a good quote from Salvor Hardin: "violence is the last refuge of the incompetent".

I'm surprised at his next letter (NM 7/10) where he questions whether an avowed Christian would receive the same press coverage as that of the young murderer who shot a police employee at Parramatta.

Dieter claims, "this murder is unrelated to politics, race or religion", yet he asks questions only about Christians.

Has an Australian avowed Christian youth ever shot a police employee in cold blood, while shouting Christian slogans?

If you can't name one why do you raise this at all?

Dieter claims that there are many Christian-on-Christian murders that never have their religion mentioned in the press.

Can Dieter name any comparable cases?

If he can't, then why is he creating ethnic intolerance?

I would remind Dieter of his own quote, "there is already enough ethnic intolerance in Australian communities".

I agree with your quote, but I'm surprised that you don't put your own words into practice.

B JONES

Bundaberg



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